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Olympics Rio 2016: Golden Giles Scott officially Finn champion after sailing victory is confirmed

Golden Scott officially men’s Finn champion after sailing victory is confirmed

17/08/2016 at 03:09Updated 17/08/2016 at 05:45

Giles Scott finally got his hands on the gold medal for Great Britain following the conclusion of the men’s Finn in Rio.

Scott had his first-place finish confirmed on Sunday, but had to wait until the conclusion of the event on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old did not even need to finish the medal race, but still crossed the line behind USA's Caleb Paine in second.

The Weymouth-based sailor won three of 11 races in the competition, and will now join up with Sir Ben Ainslie in his 2017 America's Cup team.

Scott hands GB their 17th gold of the Games, and the sailor follows in the footsteps of four-time Olympic gold medallist Ainslie.

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